Sharing the sin

Dinner today was a bolognese of sorts as I realised when I started preparing it that I didn’t have the right tomatoes!

We’d been out shopping and stopped off in the supermarket for fruit, milk, mushrooms, cheese, a stewpack for tomorrow, and 250g of minced beef (5% fat as recommended by SW).

These are my ingredients:

125 g  stick spaghetti                                                             .12  *

250g minced beef                                                              £1.79
3 large closed cup mushrooms                                           .20  *
1 onion                                                                                      .10  *
1 small carrot                                                                          .05  *
approx 1/3 each red, green, yellow pepper                     .30  *
chicken stock cube                                                                 .03
chicken gravy granules to thicken                                    .05  *
2 gloves garlic                                                                       .02  *
8 chopped cherry tomatoes                                                .01  *
(the full 250g pack was reduced to 9p on Saturday)

* approximate cost as part of prepacked carton/pack

bolognese-jan-2This was my portion, and Hubby’s was a little more generous.
However, there was sufficient to put some aside for a third serving which he had for his evening meal.

So, for £2.67p (bargain with the tomatoes so a bit of a cheat really), I got three meals.
Not bad for less than a pound each.

But you want to know the best bit?
All ingredients in red are classed as Speed Foods and there was only ONE SYN for the entire meal.
That was because I used gravy granules (stock cubes are classed as free).


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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